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30a Anniversary | Rosemary Beach Florida

30A. Rosemary Beach. Alys Beach.

Ever since we moved to Tennessee we’ve heard these places thrown around and had to go check them out for ourselves.

What better time to explore than on our first wedding anniversary trip!

After packing, the trip started rather emotional for us. We’ve never left Lucia before so we started the trip to Rosemary by dropping off the sweet baby at the breeders house.

We’re so thankful that she lives close and has a bunch of other Vizslas running around.

Lucia got to meet her mom for the first time since we brought her home too! Lucia definitely remembered her moms nips.

After the slight separation anxiety settled, we were on our way down south to 30A!

It was pouring for a while but the traffic was moving steadily along until we got about halfway through Alabama. We spent about an hour at a standstill on the freeway. More podcasts to listen to for us!

We finally made it around 10pm! Got to our room and passed out!

Beautiful Rosemary Beach

The next morning, the sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky! The weather was perfect!

Our goal going into the trip was to just enjoy quality time on the beach and just relax.

So we went to the beach and were shocked by how much of Rosemary beach is private. There is a small public section, but we could tell that people are capitalizing on the tourism there.

Most of the public beach was “taken” by people selling umbrellas and chairs for $100/day. No thanks! So we squeezed into the small public section.

That was kind of a bummer about Rosemary beach. We had in our minds that it’d be a lot of open beach and more secluded.

After getting nice and crispy in the sun, we went back to the room and passed out! We had a reservation at the Old Florida Fish House at 7pm to prep for!

That place was so good!! Good vibes and great food! We had been craving oysters so finally got to itch that craving!

The next few days were basically rinse and repeat. Soak in the sun and explore the town. The town is so cute and feels like you’re transported to Europe.

We loved it!

On anniversary night, we scheduled a photo session with Refuge Photography. We absolutely loved the experience and getting to know the photographers more.

Having professional photos to capture the moment and beauty of the place was something I am thankful for looking back.

After photos, we ate some dinner and opened up a bottle of Mount Palomar Shorty’s Bistro Red. The same wine that was served on our wedding night.

We enjoyed in the town, listened to live music, and watched the fireworks. It was magical!

We got up early the next morning to start the drive back to Tennessee. Figured we’d try to beat the Memorial Day weekend traffic back home. Smooth sailing back home!

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